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Record number of women doctoral candidates awarded prestigious dissertation fellowships

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Six University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral candidates, in programs ranging from astronomy to social welfare have been selected to receive the esteemed Founder Region of Soroptimist International Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year. This is the largest number University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa applicants that were awarded fellowships, beating out the University of California, Berkeley and other California ...

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Malaria researcher wins Manoa’s first Three-Minute Thesis competition

Liang Shi and Samuel Tassi Yunga. (photo by: Shastagraphy)

On Saturday, April 16, 46 graduate students representing 30 different majors and programs from across the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus competed in the inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. This event, started in 2008 by The University of Queensland, is now held at nearly 200 universities around the world, 95 of which are in the U.S. Graduate students must explain their master’s ...

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English graduate student wins prestigious dissertation fellowship

Kim Compoc

Kim Compoc, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been selected to receive the prestigious American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for academic year 2016-17. Founded in 1881, AAUW is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. ...

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i-Lab opens at UH Manoa

College of Engineering Dean Peter Crouch addressing the audience at the i-Lab grand opening

The University of Hawaiʻi celebrated the grand opening of its new UH i-Lab (innovation lab) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Inspired by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the D.School, the University of Hawaiʻi has created a lab based on those same principles of exposing students to experiences that get them involved with innovation and entrepreneurship. “Our ...

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Postdoctoral climate researcher Malte Stuecker named outstanding young scientist

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The European Geosciences Union recognized Malte Stuecker, postdoctoral researcher in the University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences, with the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the EGU Climate Division. EGU is Europe’s premier geosciences union—dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the geosciences and the planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity. The recipients of the ...

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Student engineers participate in Native Hawaiian STEM symposium

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The 4th Annual Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering (IKE) Student Symposium held on August 15, 2015 focused on hōʻike, meaning culminating demonstration. The IKE program helps promote Native Hawaiians in engineering. Students who presented at the symposium completed a summer engineering experience, finished a pre-engineering math emporium course and a completed a hands-on engineering or research project over the academic year ...

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Anthony Barley awarded national life sciences fellowship

Anthony Barley

Anthony Barley, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Biology, was recently selected as a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow by the Arnold O. Beckman Foundation. The prestigious and highly selective fellowship, awarded to only 20 young researchers across the life sciences and chemistry nationwide, recognizes postdoctoral scholars who exemplify the highest potential for success in an ...

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Geology graduate student Haunani Kane fulfills lifelong dream on Great Barrier Reef

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate student and apprentice navigator Haunani Kane is featured in ʻŌiwi TV’s Voyaging for the Future: Great Barrier Reef. In the episode, Kane shares her experience exploring the Great Barrier Reef alongside UH coral researcher Ruth Gates and navigator Nainoa Thompson, fulfilling a lifelong dream while continuing her research on island environments and the impact of ...

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Anthropology doctoral student awarded national fellowship

Rachel Hoerman

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2015–16 American Fellowship to Rachel Hoerman. She is a doctoral candidate in the anthropology department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888 and support women scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, ...

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[VIDEO] UH students watch as NASA rocket launches Project Imua’s scientific payload into space

A two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket launched on August 12, 2015.

University of Hawai’i community college students watched their scientific payload spin into space on August 12 when a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket was launched around midnight Hawaiʻi time from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Students from Honolulu Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Kauaʻi Community College and Windward Community College are part of a collaboration known as Project Imua, a joint ...

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